03 Feb Interview | Meeting Philine van den Hul
As a prelude to the upcoming Art Rotterdam Week exposition which ROOT is assembling, we would like to introduce you to the brilliant artists who will be exhibiting their works there between then the 11th and 14th of February. Keep an eye out for these short interviews and get to know the artists behind the works. This week we are delighted to introduce you to Philine van den Hul!
1. What drives your artistic endeavors at the moment?
When I was younger I always thought I can do everything and become anything I want. I just turned 25, and right now I realize that I can’t do everything. I must admit that I never took any heavy decisions about my life path, really, everything just happened. And it feels good.
2. You currently live in Den Haag/The Hague, what does this place mean to you as an artist?
I studied in Utrecht, Rotterdam and Milan, Italy, and did an internship in Amsterdam. For me Den Haag/The Hague is the most convenient place to be because you have the center, the beach (really important for me) a lot of green and you’re in the middle of everything (Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Utrecht.)
3. What are you working on right now?
Right now I’m working hard on new wall-sculptures for Object Rotterdam, the upcoming exhibition. Which is really exiting, because that will be the first time I will show my work to a bigger audience. And when Rotterdam Art Fair has finished I will continue to work on a project that has been stuck in my head for years. And it will be something different than my usual floor or wall sculptures…
4. What is your biggest challenge right now, as an artist?
My biggest challenge at the moment is the fact that I am always easily bored when a series of work is finished. I look at it and think, “ahh been there done that – next”. I’m trying to not think about it that way, although it also keeps you going. But really fast. Maybe too fast.
5. Why is art important, and why should people invest in it?
Art is alive. It moves people/things. It responds and collects.
6. If you could ask your audience one question, or could tell them one thing, what would it be?
Why does glue not stick to the inside of the bottle?
Interview by Zsuzsi (Susie) Nagy-Sándor.